Friday, June 27, 2008

577 Foundation

Yesterday, G-tot and I took an imprompteau trip to The 577 Foundation. I discovered 577 over a decade ago when my Mom & I attended pottery workshops there. It was there that I first used a potter's wheel. I still have that piece. Actually, we both still have pieces that we made that summer. I saw one of my Mom's pieces in her bathroom a couple of weeks ago.

chasing butterflies in the community gardens

the shade gardens

The 577 Foundation is so much more than just a place to take pottery classes. As there website states, it's "an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education."

checking out the fish in the biodome pond

my favorite shot—in the honeybee exhibit

The area is full of community gardens, a biodome, an interactive children's garden, an indoor honey bee hive, and an area to dig up real fossils. And that's just a few of the things you can find on the grounds. I had no idea some of those things were there when I decided to take the trip. G-tot wanted to go outside and I wanted him to have a chance to explore something other than the pot of dirt in our backyard. It turned out better than I expected. G-tot got a huge kick out of it and we had a blast. JQ missed out because of work but the three of us will go back soon.

painting with water

playing outdoor instruments—check out the rain wheel on the tree & the giant xylophone in the background

Of course I took a bunch of pictures. 133 do be exact. I'll probably upload the majority of them to flickr at some point, the ones in this post are just a handful of my favorites.

looking at "crystal cave" in the fairy garden

crossing the bridge—vintage style

If you're ever in Perrysburg, Ohio and have a free afternoon I highly recommend it. Not only is it a fun, educational experience for everyone—it's free!


Cindy said...

I love his beautiful big blue eye.

Vegas Princess said...

Sounds like an amazing place and you guys look like you had such fun. We have a similar type place here called the Springs Preserve that is filled with desert wildlife and gardens.

Anonymous said...

Where is this place? I've never heard of it, but we will definitely check it out next time we're in town.
- Brecken

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Mom—Isn't that just the best?

VP—I love those types of places. So fun.

Brecken—It's down on Front Street in Perrysburg. The address is 577...go figure.

Anonymous said...

That sounds fabulous!
I used to paint with water on the driveway every summer- thought it was the greatest thing!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

shades—How fun! G-tot loved it.